Ooredoo Rolls Its Way to the Arab Bowling Championships
In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, Ooredoo announced that it will officially sponsor the Arab Bowing Championship that will start on March 24th until the 31st. Organized by the Arab Bowling Federation, the week-long event, held at Al Seeb Bowling Centre, is the 8th championship for men and the 4th for women teams. The tournament will attract renowned players from the Federation’s 10 Arab member countries who have carved a name for themselves internationally.
Raed bin Mohammed Dawood, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs at Ooredoo said, “We are delighted to support this traditionally social and inclusive sport on a professional level. It is vital for Ooredoo to support activities that benefit the community in a thrilling and fun manner”. He added: “Ooredoo believes in pursuing dreams, for that we wanted to be part of a fair competitive environment that flourishes on team work, excitement, and entertainment. For that reason, we decided to sponsor the Arab Bowling Championship in Muscat and wish all the teams good luck!”
Oman’s first participation in the Bowling tournament was at the UAE tournament, not long after the establishment of Oman Bowling Committee in 2013. Their second participation was only two years later in Bahrain, where both men and women teams competed. Currently, there are 10 participating men teams: Oman, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iraq, each with six primary players and two substitutes. Women will be represented by six teams: Oman, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Iraq and Egypt with four primary players and two substitutes. In 2017, the Omani women team returned home with gold medals and are prepared to defend their title in 2018.
About Ooredoo Oman
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015 and Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards, 2016.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 164 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2017. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.